WASHINGTON—AARP released the following statement today on the bipartisan coronavirus package and House passage of HR 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Said AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond:
“AARP applauds Congress and the president for reaching a bipartisan agreement to provide aid for coronavirus-impacted Americans and their caregivers. Importantly, the package includes much-needed paid sick and family leave, extensions of unemployment insurance, food assistance for those most in need, more cost-free testing, and additional funds for health services for families and communities. We urge quick action in the Senate. During this difficult, anxious time for older Americans, it is critical that leaders from both parties continue to work together to address the health and financial needs of families.”
AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.